Mapping Practice Boundaries & Intersections Between the Domains Continuing Education, Knowledge Translation, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. Dr Simon Kitto PhD. Disclosure. This research is funded by the AFMC national CPD fund. Overview . Background and study objectives
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Mapping Practice Boundaries & Intersections Between the Domains Continuing Education, Knowledge Translation, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Dr Simon Kitto PhD
5 Continuing Education
5 Patient Safety5 Quality Improvement
5 Knowledge Translation
“There is often competition for resources and, if they’re pigeon-holed into quality or safety or knowledge translation or CME, everyone’s fighting for their resources. It’s not natural for them to play together in the sandbox and so I think there’s a bit of resistance because of the silos.”
“Everyone thinks that education’s good and the solution always to guidelines or poor care is, ‘we need more education’. But whether that education is designed properly, whether the right people get the education, whether there’s follow-up, it’s all sort of a bit loose. Then, the challenge is even if you go and learn something in a setting… because education currently right now is given completely separate from your workplace… then when you come back to your workplace and you try to implement stuff, there’s usually all kinds of barriers of why you can’t do this.”
“I think continuing education needs to be much more acknowledged and it needs to be more robust, but it needs to be considered as an intervention in and by itself, which needs fleshing out, expansion and all of that in the quality improvement space...”
“I think again this movement towards the interrelation of continuing education, knowledge transfer and knowledge application is also feeding back into the way in which we provide education. We structure it far more with a view to that knowledge being transferred and applied in a real situation. I think for sure the increased pressure on continuing quality improvement and patient safety is bringing a new dimension too into the way we teach, so that it becomes a more important factor in giving us the unperceived need for sure, that hadn’t come across people’s thought-processes until fairly recently.”
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Mapping practice boundaries and intersections between the domains of Continuing Education, Knowledge Translation, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Kitto S, Bell M, Peller J, Sargeant J, Etchells E, Reeves S, Goldman J, Silver I.